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Graneodin B (Benzocaine)

Active Ingredient: Benzocaine
Dosage: 10 mg
Route of Administration: Oral
Dosage Form: Tablets
Quantity per package: 24 tablets per pack
Availability: Out of stock

Why is Graneodin B not used in the USA?

Graneodin B is not used in the USA mainly because Benzocaine for internal use (especially for stomach pain) is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has strict regulations regarding the efficacy and safety of medications, and the use of Benzocaine is generally restricted to topical and oral applications for local anesthesia in the United States, due to concerns over methemoglobinemia and other potential side effects when used internally.

Alternative Drugs for Graneodin B in the United States

Stomach pain can arise from various causes, each potentially requiring a different treatment approach. Here’s a breakdown of common etiologies for stomach pain and the drugs that might be used for each:

Gastritis and Ulcers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Dyspepsia

What is Graneodin B?

Graneodin B is an anesthetic that is used to relieve pain in the stomach of various etiologies (including ulcerative pain), stomach cramping, vomiting. It’s effective for relieving toothache, pain during urticaria, gastralgia, esophagitis, otitis media, inflammation in the ear canals, myositis, perianal cracks, and vein diseases. It is also used when performing diagnostics on mucous membranes, in particular, during gastroscopy, rectoscopy, otoscopy, urethroscopy, gynecological procedures.

See also  Pirifur (Phenazopiridine, Nalidixic Acid)

Indications

As part of combination therapy for oral administration:

  • anesthesia of the mucous membranes with stomach pain (including peptic ulcer);
  • increased sensitivity of the esophagus.

Popularity in Various Countries

Graneodin B is popular in certain Latin American countries and some regions in Europe, where it is used primarily because:

  1. Availability and Accessibility: It is readily available and often over-the-counter in these regions, making it a convenient option for immediate pain relief.
  2. Cultural Acceptance: In many of these countries, there is a tradition of self-medication for minor ailments, and Graneodin B fits well within this practice.
  3. Cost-Effectiveness: It is relatively inexpensive compared to other pain relief medications, which increases its accessibility and use.

Dosage and administration

The dosage regimen is individual, depending on the indications and the dosage form used.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to benzocaine.

Side effects

Possible side effects: allergic reactions.

Overdose

No date reported.

Interaction

  • With simultaneous use with analgesics, antipyretics, cholinesterase inhibitors, the effect of benzocaine is enhanced.
  • With simultaneous use with benzocaine, the antibacterial activity of sulfonamides decreases.